Heavy hands slammed against a wooden door, sounds of impact reverberating down the near-empty hallways of Centralia High School.
An angry voice shouted “let me in.”
There was no answer.
More thuds as a beefy shoulder slammed the door inward, accompanied by the sound of furniture scraping against linoleum.
It was just a simulation.
The Centralia Police were there. In this case teaching the educators how to deal with violent intruders.
It was part of the four hour ALICE training session presented by Centralia Police Officer David Davenport.
“ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Escape,” Davenport said afterward. “The whole point was and is to give teachers and students options to survive when an armed intruder enters their building.”
For the complete article, please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.